fitness & nutrition info


Exercise (general)

American Council on Exercise
- Practical, science-based exercise information, including steps and video demonstrations for various strength training exercises. A great one-stop source for getting fit and staying fit. American Heart Association’s Start! - This site promotes walking as a great exercise choice and includes a walking tracker and a walking plan tool. Tai Chi for Health - The Tai Chi for Health programs, including Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, were developed by Tai Chi master and family physician Dr. Paul Lam. Recognized and recommended by the Arthritis Foundation, the program develops balance, flexibility, strength and inner calm. Instructional DVDs and books may be ordered from the website. Walk at Home - When you can't walk outside or at the gym, walk at home with the inspiring Leslie Sansone. Zumba Fitness - Learn more about Zumba, the Latin-music inspired aerobic dance party, and locate a class near you. There is a Zumba instructor for you no matter what your fitness level. Zumba Gold, for example, is designed to appeal to boomers and seniors.

Exercise (seniors)

Exercise and Screening for You
- From the Program on Healthy Aging at Texas A&M self screening and exercise strategies for seniors. Growing Stronger - Tuft's University site that describes the benefits of strength training for older adults and provides easy-to-follow strength training exercises that can be done at home. NIHSeniorHealth - Exercise tips and recommendations for seniors from the National Institutes of Health.


American Dietetic Association
- Science-based, pratical nutritional information and healthy weight loss tips. Choose My Plate - USDA's nutrition site offering tips and resources such as a food tracker.

General Health and Wellness
Alabama Department of Public Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity (NPA) Division - Offers a variety of good information on nutrition, exercise and other health topics. CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity - The Center of Disease Control's site for comprehensive information on both nutrition and exercise.